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As Told By Nomads features interviews with changemakers, global nomads, Third Culture Kids, and entrepreneurs discussing what it takes to be better inclusive and global leaders.

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As Told By Nomads Tayo Rockson

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As Told By Nomads features interviews with changemakers, global nomads, Third Culture Kids, and entrepreneurs discussing what it takes to be better inclusive and global leaders.

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    608: How to Stop Being a People Pleaser with Amy Green Smith

    608: How to Stop Being a People Pleaser with Amy Green Smith

    In today's episode of the As Told by Nomads Podcast, join me and Amy Green Smith as we talk about how you can advocate for yourself with grace and kindness. Here, Amy shares how targeting internal beliefs around "enough-ness" influences our ability to handle challenging conversations in life. As we tune in more to what she has to impart, Amy explains her three-part framework for setting boundaries, and so much more.
    Setting Boundaries: Decide, Deliver, and Reinforce
    During the discussion, Amy shares a three-part framework for boundary setting. This framework focuses on the decision-making, delivery, and reinforcement of the boundaries you want to make.
    To deliver well on those boundaries, you also have to communicate them well. It's about how you explain and have conversations about the boundaries you're setting. As a tip, rise above your emotions before having conversations. Having an emotion-driven talk is most likely to tilt the balance in communicating, so try not to. When you set boundaries, people are also inclined to test them. Making sure you're clear and consistent about your limits gives the message that you're serious about sticking to your set boundaries.
    About Amy Green Smith:
    Whether it be advocating for a new system in the workplace, asking for someone’s business, requesting or negotiating a raise, declining a family obligation, or expressing needs to a partner, many women find it extremely difficult to voice their wants, needs, and opinions. Amy addresses the underlying reasons we fear speaking up for ourselves and spells out easy-to-implement tactics to find your voice and actually use it.
    Outline of the episode:
    [03:25]Amy Green Smith – on claiming your self-worth [05:22] Pleasing others or speaking for yourself isn't always an ultimatum[08:40]External direction and internal knowing[12:08]What propelled Amy's inner excavation[16:07]Fight, Flight, Freeze, and Fawn[21:00]Unlearning people-pleasing can be triggering[25:25]Every time you silence yourself…[28:25]A "yes" for one and a "no" to another[30:56]Amy Green Smith – on deciding, delivering, and reinforcing[30:50] Success depends on your definition and not on others' receptionResources:
    Website: https://amygreensmith.com/
    Podcast: https://amygreensmith.com/pods/
    Amy's Free Resources: https://amygreensmith.com/free/
    Connect with Tayo Rockson and the As Told By Nomads Podcast on:
    Personal Website: https://tayorockson.com
    UYD Management: https://uydmanagement.com/
    UYD Collective: https://tayorockson.com/uyd-collective
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tayorockson 
    Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TayoRockson


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    • 41 min
    607: The Business of Bookkeeping with Tiffani Higgins

    607: The Business of Bookkeeping with Tiffani Higgins

    In today's episode of the As Told by Nomads Podcast, join me and Tiffani Higgins as we find out more about the underestimated lucrative business of Bookkeeping. Tune in as Tiffani explains how she made possible her own remote bookkeeping business, the market for bookkeeping companies, what Bookkeeping has allowed her and her students' lives, the application of an entrepreneurial mindset, and so much more.
    Is quitting a must to grow an entrepreneurial mindset?
    Shifting to entrepreneurship when you're working as an employee takes a lot of things that need to be different. The first thing you look into when doing so is your mindset. When becoming an entrepreneur, accountability becomes—all of a sudden—your most loved/hated thing. That accountability holds you responsible for every decision made.
    A very common topic that most entrepreneurs go through in decision-making is about resignation or letting go of your W-2 job. But is quitting a must to grow an entrepreneurial mindset? The answer is no. For Tiffani, this kind of mindset equips you even as an employee. If you look at your work in that fashion, having an entrepreneurial mindset helps you tap into more opportunities at work.
    About Tiffani Higgins:
    Tiffani Higgins is a CPA and mom of 5, and former bookkeeping business owner. After 4 years of experiencing all the amazing benefits that a virtual bookkeeping business provided to her family, she decided to launch the Stay-at-Home Bookkeeper Academy where she could teach other busy moms to follow in her footsteps and create their ideal lifestyle so they could have their cake and eat it too. This allowed families to build wealth while still getting to experience every one of their children's milestones.
    Outline of the episode:
    [03:22]Unlearning the idea of success and redefining it[04:37] When we set timelines that don't match everyone's lifestyle…[05:40]What is bookkeeping?[08:47]Bookkeeping is a necessity to every business[12:14]The slightest difference can result in significant outcomes[15:22]Besides your revenue, bookkeepers help you focus on profit![17:39]Tiffani Higgins – on the employee-to-entrepreneur mindset shift[19:41]What Tiffani's bookkeeping business allowed in her life[22:22]How do I find clients as a new entrepreneur?[25:23] Did the pandemic affect the bookkeeping industry?Resources:
    Bookkeeper Academy: https://www.stayathomebookkeeper.com/start-a-virtual-bookkeeping-business
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tiffanihiggins/
    Connect with Tayo Rockson and the As Told By Nomads Podcast on:
    Personal Website: https://tayorockson.com
    UYD Management: https://uydmanagement.com/
    UYD Collective: https://tayorockson.com/uyd-collective
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tayorockson 
    Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TayoRockson


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    • 28 min
    606: How Phoebe Millward Found Freedom

    606: How Phoebe Millward Found Freedom

    In today's episode of the As Told by Nomads Podcast, join me and Phoebe Millward as we get to know how life works for a 23-year-old entrepreneur and digital nomad. Here, Phoebe shares her thoughts on why most young professionals today struggle in the corporate environment and why the system brought by industrialization is being abandoned by the majority of the labor force. In the exchange, listen as Phoebe explains why it's totally fine to not know your passion.
    What entrepreneurship does to you
    In the eyes of a wandering young entrepreneur, who likes to immerse herself in the cultures of different places, entrepreneurship can be more than just money, career, and business. To be an entrepreneur takes a lot of transformation. And usually, that's because people who choose entrepreneurship choose it because they want to leave something. That something is the status quo. The status quo that's not designed for a lot of today's generation of young professionals. 
    For Phoebe, when you start on your journey to being an entrepreneur, you will be made to consume a variety of elements that will contribute to your self-development. As entrepreneurship does that to you, you'll see that you're going to have to grow and keep on growing to be an entrepreneur.
    About Phoebe Millward:
    Phoebe Millward is an entrepreneur and traveler who likes to immerse in different cultures and live in different places and countries. She is the brain behind Prosperity Collective, a platform that shows you how to go from feeling stuck and stagnant to ENERGISED and FREE through the help of affiliate marketing. Despite affiliate marketing getting the bad reputation it usually gets from reviews and most people, Phoebe proves why and how it worked and will work for you through her platform.
    Outline of the episode:
    [03:25]Education teaches you how to get employed[04:37] The remnants of the industrial revolution[06:01]You're supposed to learn along the way[09:11]Why Phoebe designed her own platform[12:39]If you want it to work, you have to love it![16:27]What entrepreneurship teaches you[20:45]Phoebe Millward's biggest fear[24:24]New Zealand is where so many things changed for me[27:15]Your happiness can benefit the lives of others[30:50] Phoebe Millward – on taking gap yearsResources:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/phoebes_footsteps/
    Phoebe's training platform: www.phoebesfootsteps.com
    Connect with Tayo Rockson and the As Told By Nomads Podcast on:
    Personal Website: https://tayorockson.com
    UYD Management: https://uydmanagement.com/
    UYD Collective: https://tayorockson.com/uyd-collective
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tayorockson 
    Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TayoRockson

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    • 33 min
    605:The Importance of Youth Mentorship with Artis Stevens

    605:The Importance of Youth Mentorship with Artis Stevens

    In today's episode of the As Told by Nomads Podcast, join me and Artis Stevens as we discuss what mentorship can mean to a child, to his or her future, and the communities he or she will eventually become a part of. The Juvenile Justice and Welfare System  refers to a system dealing with children at risk and in conflict with the law.Tune in to Artis talk about what mentorship can create, the #1 mentorship myth that needs to be debunked, how Big Brothers Big Sisters of America differs from the JJWS, and so much more.
    To be a BIG
    For Artis, there are a lot of people who believe that to be a big brother or a big sister, you have to be all this and all that. Kids just want a role model that can be present, can listen, engage, and be authentic. That’s what kids, who’ve lost connection and opportunities in life, basically need from mentors.
    To succeed in providing that kind of connection to a little (a mentee), you have to gain their trust first. One of the biggest factor that Tayo mentions is needed to successfully connect with a mentee, to which Artis agrees, is consistency. Once a little understands that you’re genuinely interested in their milestones, they open up to you more.
    About Artis Stevens:
    A proven visionary leader and strategist, bringing more than 20 years of strategic marketing experience. A sought-after speaker on revitalizing nonprofit brands, infusing brand culture, and converting marketing to engagement and profit.

    Named American Marketing Association Foundation's (AMAF) 2018 National Nonprofit Marketer of the Year, the highest honor bestowed by the AMA/AMAF on nonprofit marketing professionals. Recognized for leadership in revitalizing 4-H's 100-year-old brand image. 
    Outline of the episode:
    [02:34]Become a big brother or a big sister![04:04] I was born into this work[07:37]How Big Brothers Big Sisters of America was founded[09:06]Kids are in poverty, emotional trauma, and social isolation[11:13]Mentoring the youth is a lifetime process[14:38]The scale of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America[17:01]People can get involved in soooo many ways[18:22]Artis Stevens – I thought that was my way in[20:18]On fighting for diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and accessibility[22:01] Before we leave the house everyday…
    Resources:
    Website: https://www.bbbs.org/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/artis-stevens-b386195/
    Connect with Tayo Rockson and the As Told By Nomads Podcast on:
    Personal Website: https://tayorockson.com
    UYD Management: https://uydmanagement.com/
    UYD Collective: https://tayorockson.com/uyd-collective
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tayorockson 
    Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TayoRockson


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    • 24 min
    604: Transforming Your Organization to Create Breakthrough Performance and Employee Well-Being with Gaurav Bhatnagar and Mark Minukas

    604: Transforming Your Organization to Create Breakthrough Performance and Employee Well-Being with Gaurav Bhatnagar and Mark Minukas

    In today's episode of the As Told by Nomads Podcast, join Gaurav Bhatnagar and Mark Minukas as we talk about the approaches to transforming an organization away from fear, anxiety, dysfunction, and stress. To effectively establish a connection with your team, as a leader, you must learn how to meet people where they are.
    Is fear a compelling motivation?
    Fear may work in ways more than one when it comes to motivating specific outcomes and results. Although in today's exchange, we learn that fear-driven results aren't always long-lasting.
    About Gaurav Bhatnagar and Mark Minukas:
    Gaurav has dedicated the last two decades of his professional life to working co-creatively with organizations to deliver performance and culture transformations and enhance leadership development. He has been a trusted adviser/ coach/ counselor to C-suite and other senior leaders in the process of transforming their organizations.
    Mark has been helping organizations transform their business performance for over 15 years now. His work has taken him around the world and allowed him to explore all kinds of industries – manufacturing, technology, travel and logistics, government, and financial services. 
    While Mark marvels at the uniqueness and special nature of each company and industry, he has also discovered that human beings are the core of any organization. How people show up, communicate, problem-solve, and lead determines how large the gap is between strategy and execution.
    Outline of the episode:
    [04:13]Why is the great resignation happening?[08:44] Fear and uncertainty undermine performance in the workplace[11:09]You can be successful and still be deeply unhappy[14:27]How should you approach anxiety, stress, and fear in the workplace?[19:16]A car accident that forever changed Tayo's mindset[23:25]All our choices will have consequences[35:48] Gaurav Bhatnagar and Mark Minukas – How do you use your difference to make a difference?Resources:
    Website: http://www.cocreationpartners.com/
    Mark Minukas' LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-minukas-9333011
    Gaurav Bhatnagar's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gauravbhatnagar007/ 
    Unfear, Book by Mark Minukas and Gaurav Bhatnagar: https://unfearbook.com/
    Connect with Tayo Rockson and the As Told By Nomads Podcast on:
    Personal Website: https://tayorockson.com
    UYD Management: https://uydmanagement.com/
    UYD Collective: https://tayorockson.com/uyd-collective
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tayorockson 
    Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TayoRockson


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    • 38 min
    603: Fixing the Diversity Gap with Bethaney Wilkinson

    603: Fixing the Diversity Gap with Bethaney Wilkinson

    In today's episode of the As Told by Nomads Podcast, join me and Bethaney Wilkinson as we talk about her life's recurring theme—the diversity gap. Bethaney shares what you can expect in her new book entitled The Diversity Gap: Where Good Intentions Meet True Cultural Change, how she believes solutions translate to communities, and how she does her work in race and equity despite it being an extremely taxing endeavor to be in.
    Are your intentions only a starter?
    In Bethaney's book The Diversity Gap: Where Good Intentions Meet True Cultural Change, she said, "when it comes to diversity, our good intentions are only beginning." In her quote, Bethaney talked about the short-sightedness of intentions. The tendency of intentions to be the end all be all for people. In diversity and inclusion, this consolation is often used as a band-aid when the attempt wasn't received or didn't work. And that's the problem. 
    The problem arises when the reaction becomes "oh, well, I meant well" instead of "what needs to shift?" This isn't about dismissing peoples' intentions, Bethaney believes. Transformation needs to be looked at seriously when it comes to race, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
    About Bethaney Wilkinson:
    Bethaney Wilkinson is a world-class facilitator. She equips leaders and teams with the skills they need to grow good impact together. Bethaney is a facilitator, author, and champion of race-conscious leadership. She has dedicated more than a decade to exploring the intersections of community, racial justice, and social change—specifically in the organizational context.
    Outline of the episode:
    [01:25]Books that serve the community take a lot of time[07:54]Your tools and methods depend on your goal of diversity[10:38]Bethaney Wilkinson – on defining diversity as a concept and word[13:04]How Bethaney's work on diversity and inclusion started[22:21]The Diversity Gap – A recurring theme in Bethaney's life[25:02] Your authenticity will add value to the people around youResources:
    Website: https://www.bethaneywilkinson.com/
    Book: https://www.amazon.com/Diversity-Gap-Intentions-Cultural-Change/dp/1400226236
    Audiobook: https://www.amazon.com/Diversity-Gap-Intentions-Cultural-Change/dp/B0912G6YWF/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
    Connect with Tayo Rockson and the As Told By Nomads Podcast on:
    Personal Website: https://tayorockson.com
    UYD Management: https://uydmanagement.com/
    UYD Collective: https://tayorockson.com/uyd-collective
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tayorockson 
    Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TayoRockson


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    • 29 min

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